2 Concert. PSU Chamber Singers Italian Adventure. 7 p.m. Free. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts. The Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir of 25-30 voices, some of whom toured Italy with Professor Dan Perkins in January. They will perform music and share slides from their three-week tour. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office,(603) 535-ARTS (2787). Contact: Dan Perkins, Danp@plymouth.edu, or (603) 535-2367.
6 Dance Premiere Gala. The PSU Dance Premiere offers dancers of all ages and levels the opportunity to take master classes in a variety of dance styles with local and visiting professionals. A gala performance at the end of the day will feature a guest appearance by the Amy Marshall Dance Company and a selection of participant-submitted choreographic works. Dance concert 8 p.m. Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 seniors and youth, at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Amanda Whitworth, director of dance, email@example.com or (603) 535-2713.
11 Concert. USAF Band of Liberty Colonial Brass. 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. The six-piece Colonial Brass, an ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of Liberty, will perform a wide repertoire of music from Bach to Sousa to Miles Davis in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. Whether playing for children in schools, or performing in recital halls or in the town band stand on a summer evening, the Colonial Brass dazzles and delights audiences of all ages with their wit and artistry.
14 Concert. Trio Veritas. In a Romantic Mood. 1 p.m., Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center. Dan Perkins, piano; Margaret Herlehy, oboe and Sandi Jo Malmon, cello, perform music by Beethoven, Adler and Ressanovic written for this unique combination of instruments. Elizabeth Cox complements the music with readings from personal letters by the composers. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Dan Perkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 535-2367.
16 Lecture. Saul O Sidore Lecture Series presents Robert Pollin, speaking on How Green Economics Can Revive the Economy. Pollin is professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, UMass-Amherst. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. 7 p.m. Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787). Contact: Mark Fischler, (603) 535-3143.
17 Symposium. The Criminal Justice System—A Practitioner’s Point of View. 6:30 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Samuel Read Hall, off Highland Street. Free. Five members of the criminal justice system representing the courts, prosecution, defense, police and corrections will come together to discuss the state of our criminal justice system. Each member will share his or her view on the strengths and weakness of their profession and the overall system in order to open a dialogue exploring ways of better supporting each constituency, Contact: Mark Fischler, email@example.com or (603)535-3143.
19 Concert. The Silver Series presents the Grace Kelly Quintet. 8 p.m., Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts. Saxophonist, vocalist, composer and arranger Grace Kelly is rapidly making her way up in the jazz music world. At just 17 years of age she has recorded and performed with notable musicians including Phil Woods, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland and Harry Connick Jr. Tickets are $30-20 for adults; $28-18 for seniors and $20-10 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Logon to gracekellymusic.com for information. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 535-2874.
23 Town of Plymouth Candidates Night. 7 p.m,. Smith Recital Hall. No ticket required.
25 Short Film Premiere: Our Secret Season by PSU Professor Scott Coykendall. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free. Based on a true story. A young couple makes a cross-country trip to start a new life and they take along two friends for the ride. But as one relationship dissolves, another develops, testing loyalties and driving wedges between brothers and friends. Before they can resolve their turmoil, a boating accident clains one of the pairs, leaving the survivors to wrestle with remorse and their own culpability. Contact: Professor Coykendall, email@example.com or (603) 535-2616.
26 Concert. Made in New Hampshire, by the Nashua Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. The Nashua Symphony Orchestra has been delighting New Hampshire Audiences for generations.The NSO will be joined by its affiliated Symphony Chorus and celebrated baritone Phillip Lima for a family-friendly program celebrating this state’s history of creative inspiration. Selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Mass will be featured along with a suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Schwantner’s Chasing Light…. This NSO tour is sponsored by Citizens Bank and generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Joseph Schwantner’s Chasing Light… is part of “Ford Made in America” made possible by the Ford Motor Company Fund. The Plymouth concert is sponsored by The Common Man Inn. Tickets are $35-20 for adults, $33-18 for seniors and $25-10 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Diane Jeffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 535-2874.
27 Piano Concerto Concert. 4 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Works for piano and orchestra performed with a second piano. Free tickets at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Professor Carleen Graff, email@example.com or (603) 535-2313.
EXHIBITIONS — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.
February 10-March 10. Clay Reflective/Digital Perspective: Susan Tucker and David Martin. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Opening reception February 10, 4-6 p.m.
Susan Tucker retired recently after 27 years of teaching ceramics at Plymouth State. A retrospective of her work reveals the breadth and variety of work that she has created throughout her career.
David Martin has taught graphic design at PSU since 1993, and maintains a freelance graphic design business. This exhibit shows work created by Martin during his recent sabbatical leave. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment; closed most holidays. Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, (603) 535-2416.
February 1-26. Friends of the Arts Regional High School Exhibition. Silver Center for the Arts. Opening reception Sunday, Feb. 8, 4-6 p.m. Secondary school students from public and private high schools in central and northern New Hampshire explore a wide range of media, processes, themes and subject interpretations. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 536-1182.
2 Sidore Lecture: Maude Barlow. “The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water,” 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall. Silver Center.
3 April 11 Exhibition. Protecting the Forest: The Weeks Act of 1911. Silver Center for the Arts.
4 Silver Series: Ying Quartet. 7 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center.
11-14 Student Theatre. Company by Stephen Sondheim. Studio Theatre, Silver Center.
13 Contemporary Piano Festival Concert. 3:15 p.m. Smith Recital Hall. Free.
17-April 14 Exhibition. 2010 Juried Student Exhibition. Karl Drerup Art Gallery.
18 Silver Series: Mother/Son by Jeffrey Solomon. 7 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center.
30 All New England Jazz Festival. 5 p.m. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center.
31 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series: Galway Kinnell. 7 p.m. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. Free.